Bowling Green police blocked off a city block Friday in response to a report of an alleged suicidal man with a gun.

Dispatch received the call around 12:30 to the 300 block of North Enterprise Street, according to a Bowling Green Police Division report.

Bowling Green fire blocked off North Enterprise at Ridge Street and south of Pike Street and officers established a perimeter around the house.

Officers were told the subject, an 84-year-old man, had a terminal illness, was in a lot of pain and was last seen holding a handgun while lying in bed.

Family members arrived and tried to go in the house. Police had to escort them away.

A police detective was able to contact the suspect on his cell phone, and he said he was coming out of the house. He eventually opened the back door, holding only a cell phone.

Police entered the home and found the gun, a silver revolver with five bullets in the cylinder, on the bed.

The man was taken to Wood County Hospital for treatment.

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